April 21, 2006 – Advance Nanotech Inc. (OTC.BB: AVNA), a provider of financing and support services to expedite the commercialization of nanotechnology discoveries, announced that John Robertson has been appointed to its board of directors.
Robertson assumes the seat vacated by Professor William Milne, who has stepped down to focus on his responsibilities at the Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, of which Advance Nanotech is a strategic partner.
Robertson is currently a professor of electronics at Cambridge University. Previously he was a reader in solid state electronics, a university lecturer and research associate, all at Cambridge University. Prior to his work at Cambridge, Professor Robertson served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois. He also served as a research officer at the Leatherhead and Swindon Central Electricity Generating Board in the U.K. for nearly 20 years.
Robertson’s research covers a wide range of interests in electronics materials including carbon nanotubes, diamond-like carbon, amorphous silicon, and ferroelectric oxides. He has published over 400 papers, is currently the most cited staff member in the Cambridge engineering department and is a recipient of the T.P. Hoar Award for best paper in Corrosion Science. Professor Robertson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural sciences from Churchill College at Cambridge University and a doctorate in physics from the Cavendish Laboratories at Cambridge University.